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082814 LRCC Fall Registration Final (290): 3X Marine Tech StudentsEnrollment up 5.6% at Lakes Region Community College

LRCC offered a final Registration Day to allow students to sign up for classes before the College's Fall Semester begins on Tuesday, September 2.

"LRCC had more than 20 'walk-ins' that were not expected for LRCC's Registration Day," says LRCC Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management, Dr. Larissa Baia. "With the added numbers, Fall Semester enrollment is up 5.6% as compared to one year ago today. LRCC's faculty and staff have put in a great deal of work assisting new students and making those individuals feel welcome!"

Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) Marine Technology Professor, Jake Marsh welcomed new LRCC Marine Technology students, Jason Kohr and Max Kopacz of Laconia. "Jason and Max are model Marine Tech students that are already employed in a Lakes Region marine dealership," says Professor Marsh. "The gentlemen came to LRCC from Channel Marine in Weirs Beach. Channel Marine has been a long-time supporter of LRCC's Marine Technology program."

Marsh and Marine Tech Department Coordinator, Brian Morgan have created a unique partnership with Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac, WI where LRCC professors train over 400 Mercury Marine technicians annually from the Northeast in Laconia. Mercury's corporate headquarters have provided a million dollar inventory of state-of-the-art engines and training equipment to keep Mercury Marine dealer personnel and new LRCC Marine Technology students adept with the newest technologies throughout the marine industry.

Registrations will be accepted for the Fall Semester through the first week of classes. Contact the Admissions Department at (603) 524-3207 ext. #6766 for further information.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 09:17

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Master Gardeners hosting garden open house on Friday

NEW HAMPTON — The Belknap County Master Gardeners will hold a garden open house on Friday, Aug. 29, from 4-7 p.m. at 52 Magoon Road.

Unusual crop varieties will be featured, and those attending will also be given information on how to use and preserve fresh garden produce.

Further information about the event is available by calling Nel Garden at 279-8106.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 09:13

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Waterville Valley to host Pinnacle Bike Championship

WATERVILLE VALLEY — Waterville Valley will play host to the Inaugural Pinnacle Bike Championship Friday and Saturday, September 19-20. The prize purse for the event has been released and is set at $20,000, with the winner taking home $10,000 in cash. The payout is deep, all the way to 40th position.

Participants can view 10 riders racing downhill head-to-head for the first time ever dropping over 1,500 vertical feet. The event will feature food, a course-side beer garden and entertainment for the whole family. The White Peaks Express Quad will be open for spectators to take a ride to the start of the course. Single day and two day passes are available, single day passes start at $25 for adults and $15 for children. Reserved grandstand seats and full VIP passes are also available for purchase.

Event Passes for the Pinnacle Bike Championship can be purchased in advance at www.PinnacleChampionship.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 09:04

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Laconia Adult Education offering free English classes

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering Beginning and Intermediate FREE ESOL, English Speakers of Other Languages, Classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Rooms #216 and #217 at Laconia High School.

The ESOL classes will enable new learners of the English language to speak, read, and write English. It is most important for foreigners making their home in the Lakes Region to be able to communicate in emergencies and in everyday living situations such as shopping, making doctor appointments, filling out job applications, relating with their child's school and teachers, and everyday expressions of common courtesy.

There is no charge for the ESOL Classes. For more information or to enroll in the class call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 09:03

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